Giurdignano

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Giurdignano
Comune di Giurdignano
San Paolo standing stone
San Paolo standing stone
Coat of arms of Giurdignano
Coat of arms
Location of Giurdignano
Giurdignano is located in Italy
Giurdignano
Giurdignano
Location of Giurdignano in Italy
Giurdignano is located in Apulia
Giurdignano
Giurdignano
Giurdignano (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°07′N 18°25′E / 40.117°N 18.417°E / 40.117; 18.417
CountryItaly
RegionApulia
ProvinceLecce (LE)
Government
 • MayorMonica Laura Gravante
Area
 • Total4.04 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Elevation
78 m (256 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total1,941
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Giurdignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
73020
Dialing code0836
Patron saintSt. Roch
Saint dayAugust 17
WebsiteOfficial website

Giurdignano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

History[edit]

The human presence in the area of Giurdignano dates to as early as the Bronze Age, as testified by the presence of numerous menhirs and dolmens. Later it was conquered by the Romans (archaeological findings include a 2nd-3rd century AD necropolis).

Later it was part of the Byzantine Empire until the Normans conquered it in the 11th century.

Main sights[edit]

The territory of Giurdignano is characterized by the greatest presence of menhir and dolmen in Italy, the total exceeding 25.

Other sights include the 18th century Mothern Church, the crypt of San Salvatore (8th-10th centuries, an example of Byzantine rock-carved chapel), the remains of the Abbey of Centoporte, and the 16th century baronial Palace.



  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.